Itineraries

Trans Siberian

Grand Trans Siberian with Romanoffs and Tatarstan

The classic Trans Siberian – rail peg to rail peg – runs between Moscow and Vladivostok. Europe and the Atlantic were joined by rail to the Pacific in September, 1904. The term Trans Siberian has become generic even if you depart from Beijing, which is technically the Trans Mongolian journey. This journey also takes in Yekaterinburg, where the last Czar and his family were murdered, and Kazan, the Tatarstan capital.

Trans Siberian Classic Vladivostok to Moscow and more

The classic Trans Siberian – rail peg to rail peg – runs between Moscow and Vladivostok. Europe and the Atlantic were joined by rail to the Pacific in September, 1904. However, the railway as we now see it was finished in 1916. Overall, it took 13 years and 4 months to build. The term Trans Siberian has become generic even if you depart from Beijing, which is technically the Trans Mongolian journey.

Trans-Mongolian

Trans Mongolian Classic Journey

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) the cobblestones of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg: embark on an epic but leisurely journey across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes.

Golden Ring Trans Mongolian

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) the cobblestones of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg: embark on an epic journey across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes.

The Romanoff Trans Mongolian Journey

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) the cobblestones of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg: we embark on an epic but leisurely journey across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes. This journey also takes in Ekaterinburg, where the Czar and his family were murdered, and are remembered today.

Grand Trans Mongolian with Romanoffs and Tatarstan

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) the cobblestones of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg: we embark on an epic but leisurely journey across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes. This journey also takes in Yekaterinburg, where the Czar and his family were murdered, and Kazan, the Tatarstan capital and 2018 FIFA World Cup host city.

Trans Mongolian Express

From the cobblestones of the Forbidden City to (or from) Moscow's Red Square: an epic ride across Siberia and the Mongolian Steppes, for travellers with severe time constraints.

Trans-Manchurian

Trans Manchurian Express

For those with limited time. (Also avoids the cost of a Mongolian transit visa.) Should your time or budget not allow one of our more substantial programmes, consider purchasing an express ticket for travel from Beijing through northern China and Siberia to Moscow.

Trans-Manchurian with Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

From Beijing through northern China (via historic Harbin, home of the world-famous Ice and Snow Festival) then right across Siberia to Moscow and on to St Petersburg, with a stopover at Irkutsk and the magnificent Lake Baikal.

Silk Road

The Silk Route China: Kazakhstan: Uzbekistan: to Moscow and beyond

Explore the wonders of the ancient world: travel through Central Asia on the world-renowned Silk Road, a crossroads of civilisations that spans thousands of years and thousands of miles. Observe the ancient crafts of silk weaving and paper making. Meet local people and get to know their daily lives. There were many variations of the route that became known as the ‘Silk Road’. This is one route which is relatively easy and safe to follow. The assorted routes of the Silk Route didn't remain static over the course of time - they changed for various reasons. Some gained significance and flourished, while others ceased to exist, causing the decline of the towns and settlements in their path. That cliché phrase, ‘Lost in the Sands of Time’, is a reality when you follow the Silk Road.

BAM Trans-Siberian

BAM Trans-Siberian Journey

Rated as one of the world's great train rides... which line runs through over 2,500 miles (4,320km) of Siberian wilderness, connects remote settlements where temperatures sink to -60°C (-76°F) in winter and was heralded as the Soviet Union's greatest ever construction project? The Trans-Siberian? Nope, it’s the Baikal–Amur Mainline, better known as the BAM – the rogue sibling of the infinitely more famous railway to the south. The BAM is colder, remoter and traverses scenery that is every bit as spectacular, but its rails are travelled by barely any tourists.